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How to buy Motorcar Parts of America stock

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Motorcar Parts of America, Inc is an auto parts business based in the US. Motorcar Parts of America shares (MPAA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Motorcar Parts of America employs 4,012 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Motorcar Parts of America share price

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Motorcar Parts of America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$11.71 - $26.42
50-day moving average $22.71
200-day moving average $20.51
Wall St. target price$28.00
PE ratio 33.1846
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.65

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Is Motorcar Parts of America under- or over-valued?

Valuing Motorcar Parts of America stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Motorcar Parts of America's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Motorcar Parts of America's P/E ratio

Motorcar Parts of America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Motorcar Parts of America shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Motorcar Parts of America's PEG ratio

Motorcar Parts of America's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.55. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Motorcar Parts of America's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Motorcar Parts of America's EBITDA

Motorcar Parts of America's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $31.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Motorcar Parts of America's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Motorcar Parts of America financials

Revenue TTM $523.4 million
Operating margin TTM 3.97%
Gross profit TTM $118.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.7%
Return on equity TTM 4.26%
Profit margin 2.38%
Book value $15.73
Market capitalisation $414.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Motorcar Parts of America shares

There are currently 1.6 million Motorcar Parts of America shares held short by investors – that's known as Motorcar Parts of America's "short interest". This figure is 5% down from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Motorcar Parts of America shares can be evaluated.

Motorcar Parts of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Motorcar Parts of America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Motorcar Parts of America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Motorcar Parts of America shares traded daily (recently around 79830.729701953). Motorcar Parts of America's SIR currently stands at 19.46. In other words for every 100,000 Motorcar Parts of America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 19460 shares are currently held short.

However Motorcar Parts of America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Motorcar Parts of America shares, or, against the total number of tradable Motorcar Parts of America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Motorcar Parts of America's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Motorcar Parts of America shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1128% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Motorcar Parts of America shares, roughly 113 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Motorcar Parts of America.

Find out more about how you can short Motorcar Parts of America stock.

Motorcar Parts of America share dividends

We're not expecting Motorcar Parts of America to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Motorcar Parts of America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Motorcar Parts of America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.71 up to $26.42. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MPAA.US volatility(beta: 1.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Motorcar Parts of America's is 1.888. This would suggest that Motorcar Parts of America's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Motorcar Parts of America overview

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. manufactures, remanufactures, and distributes heavy-duty truck, industrial, marine, and agricultural application replacement parts. The company offers rotating electrical products, including alternators and starters; wheel hub assemblies and bearings; brake-related products comprising brake calipers, brake boosters, and brake master cylinders; and diagnostics and other products, which consist of diagnostics systems and advanced power emulators that are used for development of electric vehicles and aerospace applications, as well as power electronic products for the development and production of electric vehicles and turbochargers. It also designs and manufactures test solutions for performance, endurance, and production testing of electric motors, inverters, alternators, starters, and belt starter generators for the original equipment, aerospace, and aftermarket. The company sells its products to automotive retail chain stores and warehouse distributors, as well as various automobile manufacturers for their aftermarket programs and warranty replacement programs in North America. Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Torrance, California.

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